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I love guitars! A tone test.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Otis Fine, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. Otis Fine

    Otis Fine Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Not sure where to put this, but here’s a little something I did today.
    9 different guitars through the same amp. Can you tell what’s what?

     
  2. String Tree

    String Tree Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    All of them? Honestly?
    No.

    But then, I can be fooled!
     
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  3. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

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    I make all mine sound the same. Really.
     
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  4. Seasicksailor

    Seasicksailor Friend of Leo's

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    Bridge 1 Very nice and clear Humbucker I LIKE!
    Bridge 2 Single coil probably tele
    Bridge 3 Humbucker very bassy
    Bridge 4 Single coil
    Bridge 5 Humbucker PAF?
    Bridge 6 P90 or strong single coil?
    Bridge 7 P90 or strong single coil?
    Bridge 8 Single coil
    Bridge 9 Humbucker

    Neck 1 Humbucker I like this guitar whatever it is!
    Neck 2 Single coil
    Neck 3 Humbucker very bassy
    Neck 4 Single coil
    Neck 5 Humbucker
    Neck 6 P90
    Neck 7 P90
    Neck 8 Single coil
    Neck 9 Single coil

    On that basis, I'll guess for the fun of it:

    Guitar 1 SG RW?
    Guitar 2 Single coils Maple? Could be tele?
    Guitar 3 Hollow body with HBs RW? My least favourite.
    Guitar 4 Has to be a strat... RW?
    Guitar 5 Les Paul RW?
    Guitar 6 LP with P90s? RW?
    Guitar 7 LP with P90s? RW?
    Guitar 8 Probably tele Pau Ferro?
    Guitar 9 Could be a strat with a bridge HB?

    This was fun! Did I come close with any of them?
     
  5. radiocaster

    radiocaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    1, Les Paul Special maybe
    2. Telecaster
    3. Humbuckers. Les Paul maybe
    4. Strat
    5. Humbuckers
    6. Humbucker in the bridge, single coil in the neck. Superstrat?
    7. Humbuckers
    8. Casino
    9. Humbucker sized P90
     
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  6. That Cal Webway

    That Cal Webway Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    SRV Strats, 9 of 'em
     
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  7. Seasicksailor

    Seasicksailor Friend of Leo's

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    Not many takers! Time to give it away? I'm so curious about the wisdom of my gut. :-D
     
  8. Otis Fine

    Otis Fine Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    You got one exactly right and came very close on most. I didn't change amp settings at all. I played with levels to get them close volume wise. I agree, number three sounds incredibly bassy. Funny, because it really is a great sounding guitar. I'll wait and see if I get any more guesses before I reveal what was what.
     
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  9. Otis Fine

    Otis Fine Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    You got one guitar and 3 correct pickups.
     
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  10. StevesBoogie

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    The guitar cable was definitely a Monster brand cable. Pretty obvious with the fidelity and vibration and whatnot.

    I listened to it twice and found the guitar for #9 on both bridge and neck sounds to be the 'hottest' of them. Sure would love to know the guitar and pickups of #9.
     
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  11. Otis Fine

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    For anyone who may be interested, here are the guitars:

    1. 1990 G&L ASAT - ash and rosewood - Rio Grande tallboy humbuckers
    2. 2008 Epiphone G-400 - mahogany and rosewood - Tonerider rebel 90 bridge and GFS mean 90 neck
    3. 2016 Gibson Les Paul studio 50's Tribute - mahogany and rosewood - 498T bridge and 490R neck
    4. 2018 Squier CV Strat body and Fender Player neck - alder and pau ferro - Fender vintage noiseless single coils
    5. 2020 Warmoth "Lovemaster" - ash and rosewood - Seymour Duncan 59 humbuckers
    6. 1998 Fender American Standard Stratocaster - alder and maple - $23 (for the set) ceramic P90's
    7. 2016 Gibson SG Standard T - mahogany and rosewood - Gibson Classic 57's
    8. 2017 Fender Deluxe Nashville Telecaster - alder and pau ferro - Fender Gen4 noiseless
    9. 2020 Danelectro 59X12 - spruce/pressed board and pau ferro - Dano lipstick humbucker and P90
     
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  12. radiocaster

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    Seems to me it was really 2 guitars and 4 pickups.

    Seasicksailor also had 2 guitars, and 3 times the pickups without the guitar, so 5x the general pickup. Maybe even 6 if the #1 pickups are normal humbuckers. And one time the pau ferro wood.
     
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    I'm surprised how much I dig the dano. That one surprised me.
     
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    Seasicksailor Friend of Leo's

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    A few surprises there! The P90s in the G400 were really clear! Very nice. I was first horrified to think I had confused an SG for a Tele, until I saw the pickups. :-D
     
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